The deep clean
We have a product in our range for deeper cleaning of leather, the super versatile Orange Agent cleaner. This citrus based, uniquely pH neutral all purpose cleaner works a treat on more stubborn built up grime.
As with the quick clean, remove any bigger particles of dirt and grit by vacuuming the area first with the soft brush attachment on your vacuum, and make sure the car is in a cool area and the leather is not warm to touch.
If your leather is quite dirty, or there is ingrained dirt and grime in the porous holes of the leather, we recommend using the first application of Orange Agent with a brush that uses super soft horse hair (like our leather specific Plush Brush or Foursome Brush Set), to really help release the built up dirt and grime. These brushes can also be used with the Leather Love for some extra cleaning power.
If your leather doesn't need the extra oomph of the brush, spray Orange Agent to lightly dampen one side of a Square Bear microfibre applicator pad. Work in small sections at a time, applying in a gentle circular motion to the affected leather surface.
Now this is the important bit; wipe off the Orange Agent with a folded, clean, low pile microfibre cloth like our Plush Daddy or Dirty Deeds while it's still wet. You remove it wet, so the embedded grime you've cleaned off is wiped into the cloth with the cleaning solution, as if you let it dry, it will bond back onto the leather surface you're trying to clean. Be sure to inspect the cloth after each use and fold to a fresh, clean side when you begin seeing any dirt and grime building up in it.
If you notice the microfibre applicator getting slightly dirty, (especially when cleaning more grime affected surfaces) you can hand wash it out in fresh water, then wring it out till it's dry/damp, apply Orange Agent and carry on cleaning.
Continue doing this system of cleaning, till the leather is clean. Follow up with Leather Love and Leather Guard.
This product leaves a very stark finish, so use our Leather Love cleaner/conditioner on the area straight afterwards to get the leather looking and feeling back to how it should be, then follow up with the Leather Guard to help protect the leather from wear and tear.
IMPORTANT TIP: If the leather you're treating is extremely dry and in desperate need of hydration; after you've completed this cleaning step, you can apply Leather Love very liberally and leave it to penetrate the surface overnight. This will help the leather to absorb the product and become supple again. Come back next morning and apply another layer of Leather Love, then remove any remaining residue. Always finish with Leather Guard too!